Meet the Upper Elementary Teachers
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Emily Connery has been a Montessori educator since 2007. She graduated with a degree from St. John's College before getting her AMS certifications for ages 3-12. Mrs. Connery is also a certified positive discipline educator. She is joined at WRM with her husband, her daughter, and her dog Genevieve. Mrs. Connery enjoys reading, building LEGO, and continuously learning.
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Jane grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. She began teaching in public school in 1996 and has been an Upper Elementary teacher at WRM since 2006. She earned both a BA in Art History and a MEd in Elementary Education with an Art Education emphasis from Texas Christian University. Ms. Brass completed AMS certifications in both Lower and Upper Elementary. She enjoys reading, cooking, writing, watching old movies, and playing games with her family. Her husband Neil and oldest daughter Zoe are WRM graduates. Her youngest daughter Eve currently attends WRM. Ms. Brass lives in Richardson with her family which includes their rescued sighthound Wesley.
214-324-5580 ext. 522
Laura joined White Rock Montessori in 2016 in Upper Elementary. She has her AMI credential in Primary and her AMS credential in Elementary I/II. Laura assisted in both Upper Elementary and in Primary at the Alcuin School. She holds a BS in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Laura is a Master Gardener.
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Regina is a native Texan who graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors and a Masters in History. She then moved to Belgium for eight years with her husband Koen where she taught high school English and elementary for the Department of Defense. In 2005, they moved to Ohio with their two small boys, Matthew and Andrew, and started their Montessori journey. She is certified with the American Montessori Society for both Upper and Lower Elementary and has been teaching Upper Elementary since 2009. Mrs. Swerts enjoys spending time with her family, reading, taking walks, and traveling back to Belgium to visit her husband’s family.